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Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

Pluto is currently Retrograde in Capricorn from April 30 to October 4, 2020.

Pluto is the slowest moving planet and has been in Capricorn since January 2008 and influences a period of an entire generation. Pluto will be in Capricorn until November 19, 2024.

During this period, Pluto stations Retrograde every year.

Pluto, of the Roman pantheon, rules over the underworld, and is associated with the Greek Hades. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and rules over the unconscious, deeply buried emotions, secrets and the hidden truths. Pluto is also most notably associated with the Phoenix symbolism of rising from the ashes, transformed, changed, renewed and reborn after death and destruction.

Pluto in Capricorn can bring a lot of fear, and Retrograde encourages us to release fear and purge negativity from our lives by acknowledging and addressing the roots and causes of our fears. Whether it be negative people, ideologies, or financial burdens and debt that are holding you back, this is the time to remove the sludge from your life so you can become more empowered.

Pluto also rules the 8th house, governed by Scorpio and is concerned with wealth, banking, taxes, stocks, bonds, insurance, wills, inheritances. We could certainly see issues of money laundering, tax evasion and other sneaky money matters and dirty business deals come out in the open. Pluto also rules sexual perversions to the level of abuse so we could see even more of those types of secrets get revealed, especially regarding well known and famous people. Remember what happened precisely when Jupiter entered Scorpio and all the abuses started to get revealed in Hollywood like clockwork. Pluto rules over the Scorpio water sign and is associated with the deep, dark swampy lagoon type of depths of reality. Yikes!

Pluto in Capricorn doesn’t exactly come across as positive, but that’s reality. Our world is a grand chessboard of positive and negative and it’s all part of the whole package.

Capricorn is an earth sign and is of course associated with our goals and achievements in the material world and money matters, social class, reputation and public awareness, with a particular focus on leadership, officials and authority figures in high places, from business and banking to political structures, as well as religious orders and military powers.

As we have seen there has been a lot of messiness in the political world these days, but that is exactly what Pluto will emphasize in Capricorn. Pluto is associated with the crumbling of the old system to establish and transform what has been hidden deep in the dark underbelly of the political world and higher echelons of power in our society. Pluto reduces and destroys to recreate, restructure and rebuild.

With Pluto going Retrograde we are going to see another power switch, a turning of the tables from the direction things have been heading politically. Those in positions of authority are likely to have much revealed about their dirty handiwork.

When we see a planet like Pluto going forward and retrograde, it is a cycle of change and development that takes a long time. Pluto wants to the know the truth and is a sleuth ready and willing to investigate and go to any ends to find the truth of what’s really going on. Digging up lots of the nastiest dirt behind the scenes is inevitable, and most notably the way the news has been going for years, there is plenty of evidence that Pluto is taking charge of reconstructing the political realm and it certainly is messy and heavy hitting stuff!

We are also likely to see more talk of the sneaky activity with technology giants, listening in, hidden records and getting deep into the personal, secret lives of people.

Pluto in Capricorn can be very revealing, so we can expect plenty of revelations to come to the surface as Pluto goes deeper than ever into the abyss of layers behind the scenes.

Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn is sure to break up patterns and create dramatic shifts in our perspective of reality. Events in the real world have far reaching consequences. Pluto can be associated with the eruption and explosive energy of a volcano or likened to the Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings. It’s that kind of massive power. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, the warrior.

We could see more earth changes, earthquakes, volcanoes and the like impact, shift and alter the physical landscape while Pluto is in Capricorn.

Pluto also rules oil, the valuable black gold that keeps our society running. Perhaps we will see events that impacts prices during Pluto Retrograde.

While Pluto is Retrograde in Capricorn it is a recommended time to consider ways to release your fears and anxieties and to dig deep into the Freudian and Jungian considerations of the psyche. This is the time to look at ways to transform your world so you can take a more empowered leadership role and authority over your life.

Read more about Pluto Direct in Capricorn.

Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius

Jupiter stations Retrograde in Sagittarius on April 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm ET.

Now Jupiter goes Retrograde, which brings us into a more reflective period. Observing our past to learn from the lessons and the wisdom that has been gained through history will be increasingly important.

Jupiter in Sagittarius signifies a more philosophical perspective to find deeper meaning for our lives. If you’ve been feeling like you haven’t been moving in the right direction to expand your experience of life, getting in tune with your vision is recommended. If you haven’t made a vision board, this would be a good time to review, reflect and reconsider what you really want to do with your life so you can live with purpose.

Immigration and issues of race have become even bigger topics with Jupiter in Sagittarius, of course. Now we get to look back at what has been happening and develop wiser perspectives. Jupiter in Sagittarius speaks to media, knowledge and information that is spread far and wide. Jupiter wants the truth, but bias and subjective opinion and beliefs have definitely been getting in the way of objective reality. Jupiter Retrograde can bring in the reality checks necessary to get closer to the real truth.

Jupiter in Sagittarius also speaks to institutions of higher learning. With Jupiter in Sagittarius we have also seen the unethical practices of the rich and famous getting special treatment with university admissions. Perhaps we will see justice and karma prioritized with Jupiter Retrograde now, to deal with what’s been happening.

In terms of learning for your own life, this can be a great time to get into reading more on the subjects that interest you most. You may wish to reflect on the possibility of going back to school, or taking classes that will bring more meaning and satisfaction to your life.

Beliefs are likely to be reconsidered and changed while Jupiter is Retrograde. A whole new perspective on life is likely to shift what you believe about our larger reality.

Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius also speaks strongly to History and what we can learn from the past.  Just as Jupiter in Sagittarius speaks to institutions of higher learning, it also speaks to potential changes for religious institutions, churches, temples and the like.

We could see more issues of travel with Jupiter in Sagittarius, especially long distance travel and air travel.

If you have fears about other cultures, are scared to travel because of culture shock, this could be a good time to have a look at where those fears are rooted. Trying exotic cuisines, clothes and jewelery from foreign cultures can teach you a lot and open you up to greater understanding of the uniqueness and beauty the larger world has to offer. Getting to understand beliefs, customs and interpretations from around the world is recommended to help bring you greater understanding of people and places. This would be a great time to enjoy watching episodes of House Hunters International. I love that show!

Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces. The Modern ruler of Pisces is Neptune. With Jupiter Retrograde we will see a revamp of beliefs. What you may believe to be true could be challenged by different information giving you an all new perspective on life. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of long held beliefs that have become a part of our identity and views on life, but prioritizing the truth will help you gain the insights that really matter most.

Now that spring is here and summer is on its way, this would be a great time to take some time to enjoy wide open spaces and get in touch with the energy of the world around you. Grabbing your camera and having some me time would be a great idea!

Jupiter is in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019.

Jupiter is stationing Retrograde at 24 degrees of Sagittarius on April 10, 2019, and will go direct again at 14 degrees of Sagittarius on August 11, 2019. If you have any planets in your natal chart that are in these degrees this period can be especially relevant for your life changes.

Uranus in Taurus

Uranus in Taurus stations Direct on January 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm ET.

Uranus is in Taurus from March 6, 2019 to April 5, 2026.

The last time Uranus was in Taurus was in June 1934 to May 1942.

Taurus is largely about having a relationship with the material world. Taurus says, “I Want” and Uranus in Taurus says, “I Want Freedom.”

Just as identity became most paramount when Uranus was in Aries, now with Uranus in Taurus it’s all about unexpected changes and surprises with money and material world. Will we see a financial revolution? People will definitely have a stronger desire for financial freedom, which could in turn have us all take a much closer look at the issues in the financial system that have been holding us back from experiencing that freedom!

We could also see a shift in the economy where individuals will put more focus on manifesting their own business to generate an income and work on their own terms.

Uranus entering Taurus just when Mercury is Retrograde in Pisces as the seed moment of our new Uranus and Taurus situation, indicates there could be a lot of confusion about money in the long term. We could see unanticipated developments in the financial world, fast changes, glitches, quick maneuvers and misinformation. Are you uninformed about money?

Also, be aware that Uranus is considered to be the Higher Octave of Mercury so swift changes and developments in communications, thoughts and ideas are emphasized.

As an earth sign, the nature and the environment is important to Taurus. Rebellious Uranus could see much talk and protests about environmentalism and climate change. 

Venus is the ruler of Taurus, and is about what you want and attract into your life, and what you value of which money is highly symbolic. 

Money is a concept of the mind. It is an idea. It’s all numbers and agreements of value. Uranus in Taurus is all about the mindset of what is valued. We know that the stock market is highly volatile due to the mindset of the masses. New information that arises in the news can sweep big changes in the markets instantly because it comes down to what people believe the future holds. So, being mindful and being aware of your own feelings towards money, how money works, and your mindset can make a big difference in how you associate to finances.

Gold, silver and precious metals are a great way to consider money as being a physical thing in the real world. However, the value of these commodities is still dependent on what we agree on how the value is measured, reflected in fluctuating prices. The value of money is always relative to our perceptions.

Income, homes, fiat currency and the way the world is run on debt is going to become an issue for consideration and debate. Issues of inflation and deflation are on the horizon. It would be wise to get your financial security in order.

At various points, depending on the shifting mindset of the collective, we could see quick reactions to financial shifts and potentially a run on banks.

We could also see stronger implementation of technology in the world of finance and cryptocurrencies taking root.

Artificial intelligence and technologies will become more strongly embedded in our material world with Uranus in Taurus.

Innovations, scientific breakthroughs and technological advances in environment and biology will get more attention. Bionics, genetic engineering and bio-technologies are highly likely to push us into the future. New understandings of life on earth and our place in the universe are also indicated.

Also consider Pluto and Saturn in fellow earth sign Capricorn speaks to transformation and struggle in the political and business affairs and major changes to the established order of society. While Jupiter in Sagittarius puts greater emphasis on worldwide affairs, beliefs, and the rule of law.

For the Taureans in your life especially, this can seem like a time to be rebellious regarding one’s own identity and to feel free to march to the beat of their own drum. Finances and security are likely to be a strong factor in determining significant changes in self perception.

Taurus is about value of material possessions and can be quite stuck, stubborn and bull headed, while Uranus wants to feel free, and to make choices on his own terms. This dichotomy could see hoarders and misers break free from being tied down to materialism and uplifted by clearing out old habits and patterns. Minimalism could become a new, popular approach more people find appealing to appreciate and value what one has with a freer perspective.

No matter what your sign, pay attention to your inspirations and ideas about the things you want to manifest in life during this period. Ideas and concepts that come to you out of the blue, especially your most creative, inventive ideas, could be brilliant enough that they could change your future and have an impact on the material world.

Uranus will be in Taurus until April 25, 2026